never in my life. i live a mile from the beach. how did that water get to my house? >> and there has not been as much attention on staten island as there should have been. so much heart ache out there. the 88 people who lost their lives in the storm, 36 in new york, 19 in staten island. two were young boys, brothers who might have survived. that's what their mom says. if her story bears out, it wouldn't have taken a miracle either. just a neighbor doing the right thing. gary tuckman has their story. >> reporter: a ford explorer on the side of the street in the staten island, new york. the car seats remain where two little boys, brandon and connor moore were sitting as their mother glenda was driving duran hurricane sandy desperately looking for shelter. the story of what happened is bad, horrifying, terrifying. she was driving her suv down this street. it plunged into this hole during the height of hurricane sandy. she then got out of the vehicle wither had 2-year-old son ander had 4-year-old son. remember, it is pouring rain, torrential, the winds, 90 miles per hour.